Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Southport, North Carolina - Updated 2023


Southport is a stunning city known for its historic streets and waterfront. It is dotted with historic sites, scenic outdoor landscapes, and a string of unique dining and shopping spots. If you are looking for an engaging or relaxing vacation, you have definitely made a wise choice by choosing this beautiful coastal community. Other must-see tourist attractions and things to do should also appear on your bucket list. Some of these are Southport Pier and Riverwalk, downtown Southport, and Fort Johnston Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center. If you want a memorable home-away-from-home experience, read about these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Southport, North Carolina.

1. Beautiful home overlooking Franklin Square Park

Have a great time in this beautiful home that offers views of Franklin Square Park from both the patio and balcony, where you can relax and unwind in the rocking chairs while taking in the serene surroundings. Stay connected with loved ones with WiFi or catch up on some shows or movies on the 50-inch high-definition TV, complete with Fire TV. You’ll be pleased to know that a travel crib and children’s dinnerware are available.

The property has air conditioning, an indoor fireplace, and central heating to keep you comfortable by setting a suitable temperature. For those needing to get some tasks done, a dedicated workspace is available, complete with a table, office chair, monitor, and desk, ensuring you’ll be productive. Unwind and freshen up in the bathtub after a long day.

Captain's Cottage: The heart of downtown Southport
Southport, North Carolina, United States
48 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the common area with a large dining table comfortable couch and plenty of counter space
the house is exactly as described and provides an extremely comfortable stay
great heating system and new windows made it quiet and cozy during our winter time visit
this is an extremely gracious and comfortable cottage in the center of everything for southport
clean spacious and plenty of room for my family
what a wonderful place the house was great— clean comfortable spacious and family-friendly
the host is wonderful
stephanie was a great host
our host was very responsive and quick to answer our questions
stephanie is awesome - super responsive & helpful
extremely nice host and so easy to communicate with
the location is amazing
perfectly located within walking distance of shops and food
this house and location is perfect
located in the heart of southport you can walk to the best shops and dining
this is the perfect location to explore southport
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2. Lovely condo unit with a community pool access

Enjoy your stay in this lovely condo unit with a bathtub in Southport, where comfort and convenience come together to create the perfect vacation spot. Watch your favorite shows on the wall-mounted high-definition TV with Roku. Exercise equipment, including free weights and a yoga mat, is available for those who like to keep up with their fitness goals.

Browse through the internet or share your beautiful photos online using fast WiFi. Feel the fresh air on the balcony, complete with a hammock for ultimate relaxation. Beach essentials such as beach towels, an umbrella, a beach blanket, and snorkeling gear are provided to make the most of your time having fun on the nearby beach. Spend time sunbathing or swimming in the community pool, which is accessible to the guests.

Charming condo in downtown Southport *with pool!*
Southport, North Carolina, United States
14 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
clean bright spacious quiet just as pictured
emily’s place is in the ideal location for southport close to marina & downtown
a great place in a great location
really quite and great location
my husband and i absolutely loved this condo it is so chic and cozy and so close to everything
great place within walking distance of downtown southport's shops and restaurants very clean and stocked with all the essentials
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3. Historic house on the Cape Fear River

You will instantly fall in love with this charming historic cottage, a vacation rental in Southport, the moment you enter it. Set on the Cape Fear River, the cottage is good for five guests and offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It enjoys proximity to Caswell Beach, Oak Island, Deep Point Marina, and the waterfront. There is so much to do near the place, including visiting a museum, enjoying a ferry ride, or dining at one of the fine restaurants. Alternatively, you can simply spend some relaxing time on the front porch with your favorite book or a cup of coffee.

Southport's Salty Patriot
Southport, North Carolina, United States
112 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is beautifully updated and decorated and had all of the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay
living room sofa was super comfortable and a great place to relax in front of the tv
the space was comfortable and arranged well
clean and up to date
the house was clean neat and updated
cute very clean and cozy
i loved that everything was new and stylish and so so clean
kate was great she responded quickly and left detailed check-in instructions the house was extremely clean and very nice
kate was a great host any questions we had she responded promptly
we could walk to town and restaurants so great location
an easy walk
great area close to everything we wanted to do
great location and really enjoyed the kitchen
kate’s house was the perfect location for our family beach weekend
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4. Cute cottage in a historic town

Ideal for six people, this newly renovated cottage comes with three nicely done bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The cozy cottage is set about 1.60 km (1 mi) from the tiny historic town of Southport. This pet-friendly Airbnb is a quick ride to the beaches of Oak Island and near the ferry at Deep Point Marina. Dine at one of the fantastic restaurants and cafes or enjoy Live Oaks and the shops while you are in Southport. You can also enjoy a carriage ride or visit a museum. The town has something interesting for all kinds of travelers.

Southport's Canary Cottage
Southport, North Carolina, United States
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful and spacious home with tasteful decor comfortable furniture and an easy 15-20 min drive to oak island beaches
everything you would need in terms of amenities in the kitchen and everything was sparkling clean
we enjoyed our coffee each morning in the sun room
everything was very clean
it was spotless when we arrived and the beds and couches are super comfortable
i really dont have any complaints (website hidden by airbnb) was exceptionally clean comfortable and good location
the place was amazing felt like i was at home very very clean and will book again
the accommodations were very clean comfortable and well appointed
the host lucinda was very responsive and welcoming
the hosts were amazing and have a beautiful place to stay
check in was simple and painless wonderful and quick communication from host
this place is fantastic close to everything and the owner is very helpful
also the house is pet-friendly which is a major bonus
location was close to downtown southport which is such a cute little town
awesome house in a great location
adorable place and great location
we will definitely choose this place again over a beach front location because it is so nice
beautiful house in the perfect location & a great host
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5. Coastal treehouse-like home near Caswell Beach

Get mesmerized by the charm of Southport while staying in this beautiful vacation rental that resembles a tree house. Even though it is not a bed and breakfast accommodation in Southport, it still features plenty of amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook at leisure. Suitable for six guests, the property includes three furnished bedrooms and two bathrooms. You will have a lot of outdoor activities to indulge in during your stay there, such as sunbathing on Caswell Beach and Bald Head Island or trying out your fishing skills at Southport Fishing Pier.

Coastal, Walkable Home in Historic Southport!
Southport, North Carolina, United States
50 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
our contact host was great
host was great to answer the few questions i had
host was very friendly and quick to respond
this was a great location
loved the house and the location
this is a lovely house in a great location
great location to enjoy southport enjoyed the easy stay
this place is amazing the location is perfect to the downtown stores/shops/restaurants and waterfront
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6. Seaside property near downtown Southport

You will love staying in this lovely seaside bungalow with your sweetheart. Located close to the Cape Fear River, the bungalow can accommodate two guests and offers a bedroom and bathroom. The property has the perfect location, as it is just 1.60 km (1 mi) from downtown Southport. This Airbnb bungalow is also a quick ride to Oak Island Beaches, downtown Wilmington, Bald Head Island, and Fort Fisher Ferry. The property is the best base to explore eateries and local shops and marvel at the beauty of Live Oaks.

Stuart's Sea Side Bungalow
Southport, North Carolina, United States
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it was very clean and everything about the stay was just easy
casey’s place is very clean and beautifully decorated
she’s a wonderful host
casey is very accommodating and was easy to contact
wonderful location and adorable little place
very private and good location near the downtown and shopping
super cute place on a quiet street
quiet neighborhood spacious one bedroom guest house with shower and very comfortable bed
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7. Charming country house near Southport's Historic District

This charming cottage is situated in Southport’s Historic District and is close to attractions, such as art galleries, churches, shops, restaurants, and the waterfront. It can accommodate two people and has a well-decorated bedroom and a modern bathroom. The cottage is beautifully designed with artworks mostly done by local artists. It is easy to fall in love with this cottage, as it is located in a quiet neighborhood despite being close to tourist attractions.

The Historic Backdoor Cottage in Southport, NC
Southport, North Carolina, United States
71 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
park you car at the backdoor cottage and enjoy a clean comfortable and charming cottage
patt the host was very responsive and helpful from beginning of booking to end of stay
patt is a fantastic host with great suggestions for local places to see and eat
the backdoor cottage was amazing it’s location was perfect as it was in walking distance to everything
perfect location southern hospitality in a great historic location
the little blue cottage is the cutest super clean and close to everything
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Monthly discount: 15% off

8. Modern studio with a private deck

Cozy and modern, this studio is suitable for two guests and is set above a garage. The studio is fully furnished and offers privacy to the guests during their stay. As the property is encircled by lush greenery, you will feel as if it is a beautiful tree house. The beauty of this accommodation is that it is still close to various attractions of the town from boutiques to breweries. You and your partner can relax with a book or some coffee on the private deck in the mornings before going out for sightseeing.

King Studio Near Downtown * Southport Tree Escape
Southport, North Carolina, United States
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a wonderful deck private entrance great kitchen and bath and beautiful bedroom/living room area
beautiful apartment with a full kitchen
a large comfortable bed and quiet surroundings made for a great nights sleep
gingas place was much more then expected it is beautifully designed and felt like a very cool apartment
the studio was clean and well represented
even their dog was welcoming the place is immaculate and clean
what a lovely place to stay lots of thoughtful touches and sparkling clean space
it was so inviting clean stylish and peaceful
it was very clean and and had everything we needed for a weekend getaway
ginga and her husband are wonderful hosts too
the hosts were wonderful and super nice and helpful
ginga was a great host would definitely recommend
the hosts did an excellent job creating a home away from home
the hosts are welcoming helpful and so pleasant
the location was perfect for us and right by downtown
close to southport's adorable downtown and just a quick drive to the beach
super close to restaurants and shops and easy access to the beaches
the location was perfect and we were able to ride bikes to the downtown and riverfront areas easily
a man beautiful space and great location
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9. Lovely abode in downtown Southport

This tiny cottage is situated in downtown Southport and is a short walk from the Cape Fear River, shopping destinations, some excellent boutiques, and restaurants. Located close to the town’s Main Street, the property offers a bedroom with two comfortable beds for three guests. There is a twin bed in the living room as well. Guests can access a fully equipped kitchen for all their cooking needs. The home enjoys a central location and is a few blocks from the waterfront.

Happy's Place Downtown Southport
Southport, North Carolina, United States
300 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable furniture & perfect furnishings
sweet cozy cottage in beautiful downtown southport
what a delightful cozy place to stay with thoughtful amenities
great stay at a cozy cottage loved the location and the added touch of fresh flowers was so nice
coffee fruit and muffins greeted us and a super comfortable bed made our stay that much better
clean and very quiet
really clean and welcoming
it was very clean it smelled great and it was comfortable
the linens and towels were soft and clean and the bed was comfortable
very comfy and clean cottage
absolutely amazing owners and home
very accommodating host thank you
very timely responses from host we would definitely stay again
happy place was awesome the owners were outstanding we loved our stay thank you (website hidden by airbnb) the ramseys
happy's place is a beautiful house and rob & liz are great hosts
very cute and prime location
the location was great for shopping and restaurants were in walking distance
really great location
wonderful location within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping
great location and easy walking distance to everything in southport
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Monthly discount: 20% off

10. Beautiful hideaway with nature views (from USD 93)

The vacation rental has a great location, as it is close to Cape Fear River’s waterfront. Other attractions close to this property for two guests include restaurants and shops. However, the guesthouse is located off the street and is a secluded property so that you and your sweetheart can have complete privacy. It offers an excellent setting for a relaxing getaway with your loved one. Oak Island Beaches is a quick ride from the accommodation while the ferry is a short walk away.

The Guesthouse at Southport
Southport, North Carolina, United States
172 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bed in tranquil sleeping quarters
we appreciated that kate provided breakfast foods coffee and water
extra nice touch with coffee and breakfast foods available
the "cottage" was immaculate inside and quite comfortable
we enjoyed the roku tv after our activities
clean spacious accommodations
very clean and private guest house
it was so clean and organized
the guest house was very clean and as described- very spacious for 2 people
wonderful clean and well appointed little place
kate was a great host
kate is a great host
kate was a wonderful host
and the host herself was super sweet and welcoming
very comfortable guesthouse and private host was immediately available for questions
super convenient location as well
great location in historic southport nc
great little guest house close to major attractions
so close to everything yet quiet and private we loved our little getaway
the place is very convenient to beautiful downtown southport
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11. Vintage bungalow renovated for a luxurious stay

You will love staying in this vintage bungalow where four guests can stay. The bungalow has been remodeled so that guests can be pampered and do not have to compromise for any modern amenities. Furnished beautifully, this beautiful property enjoys a central location in Southport. Enjoy a stroll to the beautiful waterfront and explore the nearby restaurants and shops. Lounge by the pool or enjoy a refreshing swim when you are not in a mood to step outside.

Southport's Salt Nook Bungalow and Pool
Southport, North Carolina, United States
45 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds updated kitchen and bathes
the pool is beautiful and during the summer months it's going to be the place to be
it was spacious and comfortable and very well-stocked
everything was sparkling clean
wonderful place beautiful spotless convenient to town and water
good location and clean and niceyou will love it
this is an amazing place the house is beautiful clean and a short walk into town
the salt nook was like luxury living the house was spotless everything felt brand new
the host was a delight to communicate with
belynda was a great host with quick response and clear instructions on the house
beautiful home and host is very accommodating would definitely recommend this home
also a friendly kind soul who makes you feel at ease
adorable i’ve dealt with many airbnb hosts and belynda
perfect location within easy walking distance to the river shops and dining
the location of the salt nook is close to southport attractions
it is in a perfect location walkable to restaurants and quaint shops
such a cute cottage and convenient to all the restaurants shops and harbor at southport
short walk to the water everything imaginable is ready and available
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12. Cozy condo best for couples

If you and your significant other are looking for a cozy accommodation in Southport, you cannot go wrong with this condo. Perfect for two people, the accommodation is a fantastic place. The one-bedroom condo has a covered porch and is a short walk from various attractions including restaurants, shops, waterfront, and marina. There is an elevator in the building so that accessing it is easy. If you’re coming in your own car, a private covered parking space is available. It is a great vacation rental to enjoy the charm of Southport.

Whiskey Bent - Pool Access
Southport, North Carolina, United States
201 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
his space is cozy with beautiful natural views
the couches and bed were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking
very clean and spacious
super clean and comfortable
so clean so neat
the condo was very clean and super modern
place was very clean and had many nice touches
myles was a great host
myles is a great host
myles was very responsive to all questions i posed
i highly recommend this airbnb and the host
thanks to myles for being a great host
the location is great - walking distance to the river walk shops and restaurants
this is a great condo within walking distance to town
easy 5 minute walk to shores and water
amazing place & location definitely would go back
beautiful place to stay great location
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Enjoy a wonderful vacation in Southport

If you are already planning to visit Southport, do not hesitate. Start planning your travel itinerary and book a property in advance so that you won’t have to face any issues. Take a look at these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Southport, North Carolina and have a memorable experience. Furthermore, there are the best long-term rentals if you want an extended stay.

Frequently asked questions about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Southport, North Carolina

1. What are some pet-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Southport?

Whether for leisure or business trips, this cute cottage in a historic town and this coastal treehouse-like home near Caswell Beach are wonderful pet-friendly places to stay in Southport, where you can enjoy your time with your furry friends.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Southport have parking?

This historic house on the Cape Fear River, this seaside property near downtown Southport, this charming country house near Southport’s Historic District, and this beautiful hideaway with nature views all have parking available for guests’ convenience.

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